Dr Mark Connick

Research Fellow - Paralympics

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 56117


Dr Mark Connick is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, The University of Queensland. His research is funded by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and is a member of the IPC Classification Research and Development Centre.

Mark’s primary research involves the development and evaluation of evidence-based classification systems in Para sport and he has obtained over $1million of industry funding since 2014.

This research has included: 1) the development of impairment tests that are valid for classification, 2) understanding of the effect of impairment on sprinting and wheelchair racing performance and 3) the identification of statistical methods for classification

Research Interests

  • Paralympics
  • Disability sports
  • Classification


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham
  • Bachelor of Science, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Sports Science, University of Salford


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Book Chapter

  • Connick, Mark J., Beckman, Emma and Tweedy, Sean M. (2018). Evolution and development of best practice in paralympic classification. In Ian Brittain and Aaron Beacom (Ed.), The Palgrave handbook of paralympic studies (pp. 389-416) London, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-47901-3_18

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